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Lighting testing, please give feedback 2 years 8 months ago #5717

  • Brent Ross
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This is my friend who I force to be my test subject

I was trying to get perfect lighting for portrait shots against a white background

Setup
-Large roll of blank news paper hung on a background stand
-One flash (bare) (set to 28mm) behind the paper set to 1/1 power
-One umbrella (shoot through) (flash set to about 85mm) about 60cm from face on the his right set to 1/2 power
-One umbrella (reflector)(flash set to about 85mm) placed about 2m from him slightly to his left, and set at just under 1/2 power
-all surrounding walls were light grey and bounced the light

I needed the power to be so high because I was shooting f/10 to get everything sharp at 200mm



Remember this is about light, not his expression or manliness. I'll start a new thread for that :P
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Lighting testing, please give feedback 2 years 8 months ago #5723

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Mainlight is a touch hot other than that its fine. You may want to work with your lighting patterns to make sure they are complimentary to the model.
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Lighting testing, please give feedback 2 years 8 months ago #5724

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ok, thanks for the feedback. I agree the skin on that side glows a bit to much.
It's actually quite a challenge i find to make the subject pop over a pure white background.

For the pattern, I used Short Lighting and I'm thinking Broad Lighting would have been better
Here is a photo I made using broad lighting config it looks a bit more tamed

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